On another page here I have a humongous list of links to Anglican bloggers. There is no way I can keep up with them all and I don’t try. But when I decide it’s time to check ’em out, one I nearly always visit is the blog of Kyle Potter, aka “Captain Sacrament.” He’s a fellow Kentuckian, and a recent recipient of a Master’s in Theology from Oxford–if I am remembering correctly. One of the facetious taglines for his blog, “with nice vestments and tea at 4,” hooked me right away. I like his style.
I like his analogy in this helpful piece on worship in small group settings.
I often keep a cluttered space at home, and when someone comes to visit, I have to pick up all the clutter, coats and clothing off the chair so they can sit down. Worship is somewhat like this – making a space for God to enter, by quieting our hearts and being still. The liturgy we use – whether simple or complex – is a way of knocking away the clutter and inviting Jesus in.